Title: A Hellion in her bed
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publication: September 21st 2010 by Pocket Star (first published September 2010)
Pages: 354 pages
Category: Regency, History, Adult , Romance
Furious at his grandmother’s ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck–and his heart–at the card table against a most unlikely opponent.
Mired in scandal after his parents’ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can’t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family’s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one–and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.
Warning: Possible Spoilers
Another regency read by Sabrina Jeffries which made me really happy. This is the second book to the Hellions of Hallstead series. For a second book it was good. I like the plot where the grandmother forces her grandchildren to marry. The incentive of marriage is that they would be able to get their inheritance. However, all of the Sharpe childrenmust marry. This book is the story of Jarret Sharpe who is the second eldest in the family. He does not have claim on his father’s title but he earns well in gambling. His interests include brewing beer and business. However, he was forced to go to boarding school where he developed his skill in gambling. He could be very charming while having lots of insecurities. While Annabel is a brewer who has caught his interest. She gambled herself just to get Jarret’s attention. This worked but her secrets were revealed once he got to know her and her family more.
Why I like this story:
- It was a light read
- The story was paced well
- Jarret Sharpe really has a big heart
What I did not like in the story:
- Annabel and Jarret’s insecurities
I gave this story a five hearts rating because it was an entertaining read. Even if its the second book to the series, it could be read first. I understood the stories predicament right away. I do sympathise with them. Being forced to do something, isn’t the best course of action for getting something. After a lot of whining at least, Jarret knew how to handle the situation and made a deal with his ailing grandmother. Also, he never forgot to take care of his family. Even Annabel’s family future was secured because of Jarret. I like Jarret, he is smart, witty and an entertaining character despite his insecurities. I like how he treated Georgie, Annabel’s nephew. He is also very possessive and he understood Annabel’s predicament and priorities. Despite projecting a different image to the public as a carefree rogue, he is responsible and takes business seriously. As for Annabel, lucky for her that Jarret does really love her.
BUY, BORROW, NEVER MIND: Buy because it was an entertaining read with passionate scenes
Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion on the story. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I purchased my own copy of A Hellion on her bed by Sabrina Jeffries. The book photo and synopsis here is from goodreads.com.